HOUSTON, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Quasar Data Center was recently awarded their GSA Schedule 70 contract (GS-35F-0227Y), which offers a wide range of 24/7/365 products and services that can be tailored to meet all customer requirements. Quasar is a WOSB (Woman Owned Small Business), Tier III capable, fully certified, audited SAS70 and SSAE16 data center.
Casey Jones, Vice President of Operations, commented, "The data center is the backbone of any company operating in the digital economy today. Quasar has Microsoft, Linux, Solaris, Citrix, VMware, and Checkpoint certified technicians and supports physical hardware as well as virtual environments utilizing VMware and Xen products."
Quasar has dual CenterPoint Energy power grids that supply 13.7 megawatts to the building. The building windows are rated for winds over 250 mph, and the demising walls are built from floor to ceiling. The building was originally established in 1983 as a data center hotel by AT&T and Verizon, offering disaster recovery assistance to businesses in the Gulf Coast area. Today, 29 years later, Quasar has proven itself as a reliable, hardened data center that can withstand any natural disaster. The facility has never lost power or been forced to operate from backup generators. Disruptive events, such as natural disasters and loss of power, are mitigated through building and infrastructure design.
"Our Tier 1 POP makes Quasar truly Carrier Neutral with over 35 different carriers and direct demarcation with the Pacific Rim. We are capable of providing "peered" bandwidth for greater redundancy and expeditious routing," said Kevin Lambert, Vice President of Sales, Quasar Data Center. "Price, service and connectivity are what distinguish Quasar from our competitors".
About Quasar Data Center
Quasar Data Center is a carrier neutral colocation facility located in downtown Houston, Texas. Quasar offers a wide range of 24/7 services including 1) Colocation, Hosting and Managed Services; 2) IT Professional Services and Network Consulting; 3) Cloud Computing, Virtual Networks and Remote Business; 4) High Performance Computing; 5) Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery; 6) Cyber-security and Intrusion Detection & Mediation; and 6) VOIP Communications and Bandwidth. Because of its history of reliability and security, Quasar has attracted many top companies and communications carriers including AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, AboveNet, Level 3, NTT, Cogent and others.
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